Strata: Portraits of Humanity - May'19

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(1) In a short comedy shot in 2003 in the fish collection at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles Coounty, Gail, a university student, arrives at the fish archives of the Museum with a mission to identify bones from a dig on Santa Catalina Island.  She has a surprising adventure!  (2) In Tauste, northern Spain, a church tower supposedly built with the church in the 13th century, turns out to be the minaret of a former mosque built in the 11th century.  This video documents the research that led to this surprising conclusion and the re-imagining of Tauste history.

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - Apr'19

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(1) Ancient Sumerian texts spoke of an enigmatic and distant country.  Its so-called “black ships,” loaded with riches and valuable minerals, arrived in the Mesopotamia via the maritime trading routes.  Archaeology now shows that the mythical country of Magan really did exist.  (2) Featuring 23 outstanding films selected from 107 entries, The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival is in its 16th year as a leading competition.  This preview offers a sample of the remarkably diverse topics and film styles represented by this year’s offerings.

Davis Train Depot - 150th Celebration on August 25, 2018

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Davis Media Access was on site to document the festivities to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first train rolling in the Davis Train Depot.   

The event included historical exhibits, free railroad giveaways, live period music, children’s activities, refreshments, entertainment, commemoration speeches and the unveiling of an interpretive plaque detailing the arrival of the first train at the Davisville Station in 1868.

Recorded on 8/25/18 and edited by Bryce Parker for Davis Media Access.

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - Feb'19

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(1) This animated short film is an imaginative take on the ritual farewell of an old female shaman whose 12,000-year-old burial in an Israeli cave informs about the early development of religious beliefs. (2) New rock art designs w ere discovered recently around the Rock Art Archaeological Park of Campo Lameiro (PAAR) in Spain. The Galician Heritage Council conducted fieldwork on them in order to analyze and register the panel, record the presence of more panels around that vicinity and include them in the PAAR.

Produced in 2019 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

The 25th Annual City of Davis Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

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"Advancing the Dream: Empowering and Uplifting the Next Generation"

The 25th Annual City of Davis Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration took place on Monday, January 21, 2019 in the Varsity Theatre, Davis, CA.

This year’s event featured presentations and music to help commemorate the life and accomplishments of Dr. King.